Cyndi Lauper to headline Broadway in Chicago concert at Pritzker Pavilion



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Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

Pop star and erstwhile Celebrity Apprentice contestant Cyndi Lauper will be the headliner for Broadway in Chicago's annual free summer concert, which moves from the Grant Park band shell to Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion, Monday, August 6 at 6:15pm.

Lauper's first musical-theater score is for the new show Kinky Boots, written with Harvey Fierstein, which will have a pre-Broadway run this fall at the Bank of America Theatre. She'll perform what's being credited as the first single from the show, "Sex is in the Heel," which she debuted this past weekend as the grand marshal of New York City's Pride March. (The song got an exclusive premiere last week in a purported remix at Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog; we'll trust that the non-remixed version is more theater-appropriate.)

Other performances at the BIC concert will include cast members of Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and appearances by War Horse's equine puppet Joey and Peter Pan's indefatigable Cathy Rigby.

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